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Bill Scott & Louie Doe on left & right Joby & Biddy Doe & Family Alton Hop time
John Francis Doe
Please bear with me as I have only just started my web site and am still in the process of adding new material every day I have a large amount of data on the Doe/Jeff/Cooper/Barnes/Barney and Keets family as they are local Romany families and form part of my line of reseach and so it will take a while to get it all up on the site please keep looking as I do add info daily.
The above pictures kindly given me by Steve doe and Eileen Smith and Annie Cooper( used with their permission)
It would seem the first time the Doe family were recorded in the Census for Dorset was 1881, where they were camped in tents with Walter Jeff and family (who were in Dorset earlier as shown below) however, the Doe family were in Dorset long before 1881 and interestingly using the same alias as used by the Jeff family as " Ananias Doe was born 26 May 1850 at Gipsy Camp, Gallows Hill Bere Regis, Dorset" the same place as the Jeff family were camped in the 1871 Census,of course they could have been here before, but annoyingly in earlier Census when the enumerator wasen't obliged to put the details of Gypsies or Travellers so there is at the bottom of the page a tantalizing entry like "30 Gypsies camped along the roadside"or "6 men 6 women 23 children" in open air "Gypsies" so maybe they were among them?. Remember transcribed as THEY spelt it.
1861 Census., RG9-1339-24-11 Canford, Dorset.(This was a good find by John Russell)
Ananias Burden 43 Downton, Wiltshire, head Umbrella Maker (strange as Mathew was a Bland and Naomi a Jeff?)
Naomi Burden 40 Ashelton, Wiltshire Wife (why were they using the Burden name ?could it be mistaken for Burton?)
Phebe Burden 16 Chosley, Berkshire Daughter
Walter Burden 14 Pelley, Hampshire Son Umbrella Maker
Ruth Burden 12 Morton, Berkshire Daughter
Silas Burden 9 Woolsbridge, Dorset Son
Ancelina Burden 7 St Giles, Dorset Daughter
Ananias Burden 2 Redlynch, Wiltshire Son
1871 Census, RG10-1997-62-26 Bere Regis, Dorset.
Walter Juif 26 Not Stated Head Bee Pot Maker
Eliza Juif 22 Not Stated Wife Bee Pot Maker
Oliver Juif 9 months Son
At Gallows Hill under Tents, an encampment, Camped with George & Eliza Green."
1881 CENSUS.Tents Redhill Common Place Kinson, Dorset Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 2094 / 48 Job DOE Head M 27 Wiltshire Cane & Chair Mender
Dorcas DOE Wife 26 Woods, Hampshire
Walter JEF Head M 34 Lymington Basket Maker (Walter was in Canford Dorset in 1861 under the name of Burden or?Burton)
Eliza JEF Wife M 32 South Upton
Louisa JEF Daur 11 Cowes, Isle of Wight
Walter JEF Son 9 Southampton
Jane JEF Daur 6 Alton, Hampshire
Job JEF Son 4 Netley, Hampshire
John JEF Son 1 Netley, Hampshire
1901 Census, RG13-1038-89-14 Holdenhurst, Hampshire.(Then in Hants but now in Dorset)
Henry Doe 36 Beech Hill, Berkshire Head Licensed Hawker
Patience Doe 23 Ringstead, Berkshire Wife
Alice Doe 4 Turgest Daughter
Patience Doe 3 Bramley, Surrey Daughter
Henry Doe 11Mths Sunningdale Surrey Son
In a Tent on Holdenhurst Common, Camped with John & Louisa Sherwood, Henry Barney, George & Rose Cooper, Job & Jane Doe, William & Edith Doe."
1901 Census, RG13-1038-89-14 Holdenhurst, Hampshire.
John Sherwood 40 Wooton, Hampshire Head Licensed Hawker(This was actually John Barnes who wed Louisa Willett)
Louisa Sherwood 41 Portsmouth Wife
Horace Sherwood 23 Petersfield, Hampshire Son Licensed Hawker
Annie Sherwood 19 Wimborne Pitts, Dorset Daughter Licensed Hawker
Mary Sherwood 14 Holdenhurst, Hampshire Daughter Licensed Hawker
John Sherwood 11 Pokesdown, Hampshire Son
Walter Sherwood 10 Longham, Dorset Son
Daisy Sherwood 9 Wallisdown, Dorset Daughter
Paul Sherwood 8 Park Gate, Surrey Son
Rose Sherwood 4 Midhurst, Sussex Daughter
Amy Sherwood 1 Holdenhurst Hampshire Daughter
Milly Sherwood 2 Mths Holdenhurst, Hampshire Daughter
1901 Census, RG13-1038-89-14 Holdenhurst, Hampshire.
Job Doe 25 Hampton Court, Middlesex Head Licensed Hawker (son of John Doe and Mercy Lee)
Jane Doe 24 Copythorne Hampshire Wife Flower Seller (nee Jeff)
Mercy Doe 6 Bransgore, Hampshire daughter
John H Doe 3 Longham, Dorset Son
Amelia Doe 2 Kingsley, Hampshire Daughter
Settlement examination of Henry Doe 27/2/1843,resident of the New Forest Union workhouse Eling and chargable to the parish of Lyndhurst in that union.
Age 23 in 1841 he married Elizabeth Gritt by whom he has 2 children james age 2 and henry age 2 months.(Lyndhurst Overseers accounts)*
Lyndhurst 1843 :Francis Doe of Hordle Labourer ,touching the settlement of Henry Doe,father of the said Henry Doe who is legitimate and was born at Farnham, a settled inhabitant of Hordle 4 years ago he brought 4 acres of land at Hordle from Mr Prowder,solicitor of Cranborne for £163. And occupied it for 3 years and paid poor rate for 3 years, and built a house and lived there for three years,and that Henry Doe was living with him and was single under 21. Last Michaemas he sold the land and bought a house and land at Hordle and has lived there the last 8 years.
1843 :-Henry Doe ,Elizabeth his wife and children james 2,henry 8 months removed from Lyndhurst to Hordle